Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Alma Backyard Farms N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Ragtag Film Society N/A MO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Roosevelt Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bougainville Heritage Foundation N/A Papua New Guinea Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 717,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Alma Backyard Farms N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Ragtag Film Society N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Roosevelt Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bougainville Heritage Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 717,450

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Massachusetts MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -3,188
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
VillageReach WA Education Donor Advised 2019 31,211
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fusion Partnerships Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 139,250
Wellesley College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
World Vision, Inc. WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 36,504
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hillsdale College MI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Imagine H2O Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Intertribal Friendship House CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish Family Service of San Diego CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 899,777

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Alma Backyard Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Ragtag Film Society United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Roosevelt Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bougainville Heritage Foundation Papua New Guinea Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 717,450

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13280 records found.